Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Camping
Motorized vehicles - Snowmobiling
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No
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Location: Caples Lake Dam parking area.
Counties: El Dorado
One trailhead is at the Caples lake dam parking area on Hwy 88,4 miles west of Carson Pass. The trail can be accessed along Hwy 88 at Tragedy Springs, 3 miles west of Silver Lake
This trail follows one of the original emigrant routs across the rugged Sierra Nevada. The trail passes by Hope Valley,Carson Pass covered wagon peak,silver lake and Tragedy Springs. Ruts from the original wagons are still there to see and feel
Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 1980
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El Dorado National Forest
100 Forni Rd.
Placerville , CA 95667
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